May 26, 2022  
2019-2020 University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Interdisciplinary Film and Video Studies, BA


About the Program

Film & Video Studies (FVS) is an interdisciplinary major grounded in film and communication theory and history. In FVS you will learn how to think about, analyze, integrate, and apply the foundational theories of the film/video discipline through production and theory courses. Self-motivated students can create an interdisciplinary, individualized program for further study of film, video, and developing media or to enter the workforce in a creative capacity. To maximize your job prospects after graduation, you will be encouraged to pursue a second major in a related field connected to your interests and abilities, and to seek internships to enhance your abilities.

Please visit Interdisciplinary Film/Video Studies for more information.

Liberal Arts Core Curriculum


Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.

Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.

For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here .

Degree Requirements


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (33 credits)


A. Film/Video Foundations (15 credits)


1. Three hours chosen from the following list (3 credits)


2. Six hours chosen from the following list (6 credits)


3. The following courses are required (6 credits)


B. Aesthetics and Criticism Electives (9 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (57 credits)


  • Each liberal arts major is designed as a four-year plan of study and includes three types of courses: Major, Core, and Elective. Most students take five courses per semester, with some of each type.
  • Professional academic advisors meet individually with each of our students on a regular basis to help with course selection, academic planning, and career development, as well as to help students find additional resources on campus.
  • For the Liberal Arts Core Curriculum click here. 

Electives (30-33 credits)


University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


15 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


  • Req A2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Aesthetic Awareness - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Individual & Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Science Lab - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foreign Language 20100 - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


  • United States Tradition - Credit Hours:  3.00
  • Racial & Ethnic Diversity - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Natural Sciences - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Foreign Language 20200 - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Gender Issues - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Global Perspective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Other Cultures - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Social Ethics - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • REQ B - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • REQ C - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • REQ A2 - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Notes


  • Course indicated with (*) can be used if not used in A2
  • Course indicated with (**) must have cinematic focus
  • 2.0 Graduation GPA required for Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • 32 credit hours of Purdue coursework at the 30000 level or higher required for Bachelor of Arts degree.
  • Liberal Arts offers a streamlined plan of study for students pursuing a second degree outside of CLA. Contact the CLA Advising Office for more information.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program. 

For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor: American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical.

In alignment with the Degree Map Guidance for Indiana’s Public Colleges and Universities, published by the Commission for Higher Education (pursuant to HEA 1348-2013), a Critical Course is identified as “one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.  Students who want to be nurses, for example, should know that they are expected to be proficient in courses like biology in order to be successful.  These would be identified by the institutions for each degree program”. 

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